THE TRINITY: God is One and manifests Himself in three persons - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit Spirit. Each member of the Trinity is equal in their power and authority.
Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 16:13-15; John 17:11; Romans 8:9-11; Philippians 2:6; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19
GOD THE FATHER: God is the good Father who shows love, compassion, and faithfulness to His people and HIs promises. God is the Father of Jesus Christ; the Father of the Church; and the one who sent the Word. God is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, and unchanging.
Exodus 3:14; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 1:1-3; 14; John 3:16; John 16:28; Romans 3:3-4; 2 Corinthians 1:3; Ephesians 3:14-15
GOD THE SON: Jesus Christ is the Word of God in the flesh. He existed with the Father from the beginning of time. Jesus came to this earth fully human and fully God. He is the only way that mankind can enter into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have everlasting life.
Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:1; Acts 2:22-24; Romans 8:1-3; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Timothy 2:5-6
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT: Proceeds from the Father and the Son and is Eternal. The Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives assures us of our relationship with Christ. He convicts us of our sin and is also our great comforter. He comforts us, produces fruit in our lives, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Jesus. The Holy Spirit who dwells in us, and completely fills our lives with His presence, allows us to live each day with the resurrection power of Jesus.
Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; Isaiah 61:1-3; Luke 1:35; John 16:7-14; Acts 2:1-4; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17
THE BIBLE: The Bible is the inspired Word of God to all people. It is the product of holy men and women who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth and is relevant to our daily lives. The Bible equips us for every good work.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:21
MAN: Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God. Through Adam’s transgression and fall from grace; sin entered into man. Every person is fearfully and wonderfully made, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and love.
Genesis 1:26-27; Psalms 8:3-6; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:14; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22
SALVATION: Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifest on the earth, as a man, that He might undo the work of the devil and redeem man back to God. He did this through shedding His blood by means of His sacrificial death on the cross. Salvation is the gift of God to man and comes through faith in Jesus Christ. Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that produces repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, it produces eternal life.
Isaiah 1:18; 1 John 3:8; Galatians 3:13, John 3:3-5; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 John 5:12; Romans 1:16-18; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 2 Corinthians 7:10
THE CHURCH: The church is the hope of the world. The Church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Jesus. The church is committed to furthering the Gospel of Jesus and making disciples of all the nations. The Church works together in love and unity so that this world will know the love and saving grace of Jesus.
Matthew 16:18-19; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 1 Corinthians 7:17; Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3
WATER BAPTISM: Baptism in water by immersion is commanded by Jesus; who was baptized Himself by John. Water baptism is a rite to be experienced by those who have received salvation. Baptism is a symbol that identifies us with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.
Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 2:11-12; Acts 8:36-39